Story + Rain Talks
Story + Rain Talks
Dec 29, 2021
Lea Michele: Actor, Singer + Story + Rain Contributing Wellness Editor
Play • 1 hr

Our final podcast of 2021 is the perfect treat. We caught up with actor, singer, and Story + Rain wellness contributor Lea Michele, to cover it all during the end of what she calls “her intense year of growth, reflection, and softening”. We discuss how she’s recently relocated back to the east coast, and how being in the New York City area is helping her in motherhood---a topic she is deeply passionate about---and also the unspoken loneliness in motherhood. Then, we talk New York versus LA, and the cherished wellness circle she found on the west coast. Lea gets candid about the extreme blessing it’s been to have worked so much, but how it's also taken its toll. On this podcast, Lea explains that this year she’s felt the most herself she’s ever felt in her entire life. Of course we talk theater, theater prep, all things Spring Awakening, including its recent revival, and her special friendships there. In fact, we talk in great detail about the many relationships Lea’s had with creative friends and collaborators, and the flip side that exists. As you listen to episode 90, you’ll be a fly on the wall as Lea’s asked for fashion advice during this very recording, you'll hear her thoughts on the nostalgia trend in entertainment, and what it was like learning to be professional at such a young age.  Lea shares the important life lesson she’s learned about perfectionism and not forgetting to connect with those around her. And then there's Glee. Lea explains how working on Glee was like being in the Olympics, and the specific story behind meeting Ryan Murphy for the first time. She dishes about how she was so nervous to shoot with Ashton Kutcher in an elevator for the movie New Year’s Eve, kissing him in Times Square in front of a ton of people, and how he convinced her to join Twitter. We talk in depth about how she manages her relationship with and presence on social media, and before we end our chat, Lea fills us in on the wellness practices she’s focusing on during the winter. We’re excited to share that at the top of 2022, Lea will be back on Story + Rain with her column: Beauty Body Baby. We’ll also be bringing you two of her exclusive recipes in our Recipe Box. Lea shares the back story for her amazing new lullaby album, and the #obsixed items she’s currently obsessed with, including the pieces that make up her current chic go-to look. This is a joyous chat filled with good stories, great insights, lots of positivity and hope--- the best conversation to wrap up the year with. And for you incredibly lovely and devoted Lea fans whom we talk about on this podcast, this one’s especially for you. We’d love to hear from you, so be sure to rate and review. Episode 90 features one of our favorite people, a wellness warrior, our guest editor, and one of the world’s most beautiful voices and talented performers. Discover + shop Lea Michele here:

follow @storyandraintalks on instagram for our very latest drops + more pod content HERE | follow @storyandrain magazine on instagram HERE | follow our host + founder @tamarararappa HERE | discover, read, shop: fashion, beauty, wellness, tv + film, food, travel, interviews, + more on

More episodes
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu